Newcastle University Pregnancy Research

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Would you like to help shape Newcastle University pregnancy research?

Researchers from Newcastle University and The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust are looking for pregnant women and new mums – with babies under one – to come along to some pregnancy research and refreshment discussion sessions with Birth, Baby & Family in North Shields.

The sessions run a few times a year and each one lasts between 90 minutes – 2 hours. They are informal and friendly – the researchers just want some discussion and your feedback on the work they are doing.

We will provide refreshments and you can bring along your children. There are baby change facilities, toys & activities as well as plenty of space for prams and car seats.

Thursday, October 24th from 1-3pm – the session may finish earlier than 3pm and, as it is an informal session, you can head off earlier if you have children to collect from school/nursery.

The study is looking at:
whether all newborn babies can be screened to see if they have a higher than usual chance of developing Type 1 Diabetes

and if offering extra support and advice to parents of babies at higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes helps. 

We would like to speak to pregnant women and women with babies/toddlers to understand how we should share information with pregnant women about taking part in research like this. 

We would also like to talk about research in maternity care to see what helps pregnant women to find out about and take part in research that interests them.

If you have a baby and/or older children and you are able to make the session, it would be really beneficial to get your feedback and experiences.

Sessions run at…

The East End Community Centre, George Street, North Shields NE30 1EL – this is just off Tynemouth Road, there is free street parking right outside or it is a short walk from the Metro.

If you would like to come along, please just send me a message. And thank you – your input is so valuable.

Janine x